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Florida Gators fill final basketball position with Florida Atlantic assistant Matt McCall

Florida Gators men's basketball coach Billy Donovan on Monday hired Florida Atlantic assistant coach Matt McCall to fill the third and final vacancy on his staff.

McCall has spent the past three seasons as an assistant at FAU under head coach Mike Jarvis. He is returning to Florida after spending several years with the program, including as a student manager, while earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees at UF.

"Matt is someone that worked for our program for seven years, he knows the University of Florida and he knows me," Donovan said. "I felt,

in losing three assistant coaches, that it was really important to have a level of familiarity on my staff.''

McCall originally joined the UF program as a student manager in the 2001-02 season and became the head manager the following year. After earning his degree in exercise and sports science in 2004, McCall continued with the program while earning his master's in secondary education in May 2006. McCall accepted a position as Florida's director of basketball operations, which he held for two seasons from 2006-08, including UF's second national title run in the 2006-07 season.

Earlier this month, Donovan added former UF assistant and Arkansas head coach John Pelphrey, and former St. John's head coach Norm Roberts to his staff.

Florida Gators fill final basketball position with Florida Atlantic assistant Matt McCall 04/25/11 [Last modified: Monday, April 25, 2011 2:40pm]
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